New Changes to Illinois Family Law Coming January 1, 2018

Since 2014 the Illinois Legislature has made significant changes to Illinois family law. The first change was in 2014 when it modified the way spousal maintenance was calculated (effective January 1, 2015).  Then in 2015, it repealed the Parentage Act of 1984 and replaced it with the Parentage Act of 2015 and made extensive modifications to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA).  These changestook effect January 1, 2016. The next change was in 2016 and changed how child support was calculated effective July 1, 2017.  Summaries of these changes can be found on our web-site. Now the Legislature has passed HB 2537 which became Public Act 100-0520 on September 22, 2017.  Public Act 100-0520 again makes changes to the Illinois spousal maintenance law and streamlines the process for name changes.  Public Act 100-0565 now makes the law effective January 1, 2018.  If you have any questions about any of these changes, the attorneys at Allison & Mosby-Scott can help.  Please visit our website or contact us at 309-662-5084.